Tag: Throwback Thursday

TBT: While currently closed to the general public due to COVID-19, the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library’s (CARL) continues to provide excellent programs supporting military families sheltering at home, including Bingo for Books, Spring Into Reading, digital story time, and chalk drawing games. The library also provides educational resources to assist first-time teachers. CARL’s support of the students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College is also commendable…

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TBT: The international military student program at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College provides a professional military cross-cultural exchange unrivaled anywhere in the world. International military officer participation in education and training at Fort Leavenworth dates back to 1894. More than 8,000 international graduates from 164 countries and their families have studied…

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TBT: On April 21, 2010, philanthropist and friend of the Foundation Mr. Ross Perot cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. Mr. Perot funded the establishment of the Simons Center to enhance interagency education and scholarship at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College…

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TBT: CGSC Foundation Trustee Benny Lee plays his clarinet at one of many receptions he has hosted for the Foundation. Lee is noted for his entrepreneurial success, community leadership, and philanthropy, and was recognized as “Kansas City Philanthropist of the Year” in 2014. Recently the CGSC Foundation recognized Lee’s efforts by naming him their “Person of the Month.”

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TBT: Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues facing the world at the time, as well as concerns for potential epidemics and pandemics.

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TBT: Gen. Colin L. Powell received the CGSC Foundation’s first Distinguished Leadership Award on April 28, 2008. “I am honored to receive this distinguished award,” said Powell. “The education I received 40 years ago at Fort Leavenworth was instrumental in allowing me to assume more important roles in our national security structure…”

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TBT: On September 6, 2011, the day before his 82nd birthday, Lt. Gen. Robert Arter, U.S. Army Ret., parachuted into CGSC Foundation’s First Annual Golf Tournament. It was quite the entrance!

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